If you're on Facebook with me, you probably saw my most recent release uploaded to Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords yesterday.
I know I should be shouting from the rooftops and bragging about my new release.But for me, self-promo is a nightmare. I seriously hate telling people to buy my product. It makes me feel like a slimy used car salesman (no offense to salesmen intended).
A couple years ago my sister-in-law wanted to have a Southern Living at Home party, but neither of us knew a consultant. So I offered to become a consultant and run her party. We thought this was a great arrangement until it became painfully clear that I was not meant to stand in front of groups of women, staring at me, expecting me to make some kind of successful sales pitch on home goods. Yeah, it wasn't pretty.
When one of my books releases, I feel this intense pressure to be all cute, fun, and filled with sales mojo. I'm not. I try, but I'm not. I'm not necessarily a total recluse, but I really have no interest in being the life of any party - even my own.
But I have to promote my books, so I'm going to take a deep breath and just get it over with.
YO, YO, YO!!!!!! Sleepers is available - finally!!!! I wrote Sleepers a couple years ago and spent half of 2010 sending it out to agents. This is the book that almost made it. Sleepers is the one that got my foot in the door, way in the door, with a few big agents. In the end I was told a few great things:
It's not your book, it's the market.
If you switch to historical fiction, I'll offer you representation.
I'm going to say no, but I'm afraid Sleepers is one of those books I'll regret rejecting.
I am so excited Sleepers is finally out there for the greater reading public. I hope everyone enjoys it or Megg may end up in a bathtub with a toaster (luckily Megg is a pen name and my real self will totally survive this).
Here's the scoop:
Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?
Sleepers should show up on Amazon UK & DE soon.
As for a paperback, it's going to be a month or so before that's available, but I'll let you know when it is.